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    Hey fellows, my name is guilherme i'm a brazilian teacher at Wizard. I've started being a teacher three months ago and since then i have this doubt about when i'm suppose to use in, on, or at.
    I'd be so glad if any of you could help me, I really need an answer for this question.


    My sincere regards for all of you, Guilherme Ribeiro Rossi

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    Welcome to the forums, Guilherme.

    Let's slow down a bit here; there's too much to deal with all at once.


    • Why do you assume we are all 'fellows'?
    • Has anybody ever told you that proper nouns like Brazilian and the personal pronoun I are always capitalised?
    • What's 'Wizard'?
    • How old are your students?
    • You have already used 'at' correctly. Why don't you try to use 'in' and 'on' in sentences of your own?


    Rover

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    It depends entirely on the circumstances. For example: you could be in a car, on the roof, or at work. Can you be more specific?

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    Sorry about saying "fellows" and I know that you may write I and Brazilian i just didn't notice that I wrote it wrong.

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    It's like this you may say: I cleaned my mouth at, in or on the napkin? Did you get my point?

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by guilherme ribeiro View Post
    Sorry about saying "fellows" and I know that you may write I and Brazilian i just didn't notice that I wrote it wrong.
    It's not a choice. The "b" in Brazilian must always be capitalised. The same goes for "I". I'm sorry if I'm being picky here, but "may" is not the right word here.

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    No man you are helping me. I'm here to learn so thank you for correcting me.
    If may it's not the word, what is it the word?
    Last edited by guilherme ribeiro; 13-Oct-2012 at 02:10.

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    Use wipe your mouth WITH a napkin. That may put a stain ON the napkin.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    I got it, thank you vey much

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    Default Re: In, On, At

    Quote Originally Posted by guilherme ribeiro View Post
    I get it. Thank you very much.
    Always read through what you have written to check for mistakes and missing punctuation.

    I still don't know what 'Wizard' is.

    Click HERE to see a website which tells you about the very same three prepositions you are asking about.

    Rover

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